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Google Image Index

Discussion in 'Google Sitemaps' started by cffoodie, Aug 14, 2006.

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    Hey all.. anyone have the best practice for getting images indexed in google? I've got regular pages down pat.. np. But is there anything different for getting images indexed in their image search (id tag, name tags, alt tags). I'v e never really seen any mention of this but I run a site that has a bunch of images (http://www.20minutestokill.com for those that care to visit.) Any help would be great.
    SEMrush
     
    cffoodie, Aug 14, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. m1t0s1s

    m1t0s1s Peon

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    #2
    Try including alt="" and name="" for every image, or as many as you can, ie sticking to the web standards helps.

    I'm not sure if dreamweaver can produce standard compliant html, but I know Nvu can.
    Also there is kompozer, a newer version of nvu.

    html tidy online is good for fixing up your existing html.
    There's also gui versions for windows:
    htmltrim
    tidygui
    tidyui
    tidynet
     
    m1t0s1s, Aug 14, 2006 IP
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    shamess Well-Known Member

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    That would just make your coding easier to validate so the bots could read the site better.

    I've really no idea what the factors are for image indexing.
     
    shamess, Aug 14, 2006 IP
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    m1t0s1s Peon

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    They probably use the filename as well,

    plus their research (search for `image`:
    labs google com slash papers.html

    Large Scale Performance Measurement of Content-Based Automated Image-Orientation Detection

    Large Scale Image-Based Adult-Content Filtering,
     
    m1t0s1s, Aug 14, 2006 IP
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    m1t0s1s Peon

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    #5

    I was going through all my old digitalpoint forum subscribed threads, to answer your question about getting into google's image search:

    Your answer is here: http://www.bluehatseo.com/check-mate-google-images/

    Edit: to clarify, this will get you ranking in google's image search, it won't get you indexed. I don't think anyone knows of any secrets of actually getting into the index in the first place, other than general seo (trusted links from quality sites, etc...).
     
    m1t0s1s, Apr 26, 2007 IP
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    i found alt tags and title tags to work like a charm;)
     
    quirkyericia, May 8, 2007 IP
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    The google webmaster tools have an option check box to deep index images on your site. Sign up for a google account and this is an option or search for "google webmaster tools" on google. Some cool stuff in this!
     
    Spartan_Strategy, May 10, 2007 IP
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    you must allow google to use your site for image search on G webmaster tools and you must optimize your iamges for image search with using image alt tags and image name
     
    trichnosis, May 11, 2007 IP
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    I have had quite a few images indexed and I have really clear descriptions in alt and title markers. But for some reason Google directs traffic to me using images that are completely wrong for the particular query
     
    Steupz, May 11, 2007 IP
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    So you're saying that Google only indexes images on sites that allow deep indexing via their webmaster tools? I don't think that's correct. In any case, it would hardly make their image search service comprehensive if they disallowed those who chose not to use that service.
     
    heinlein99, May 12, 2007 IP
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    Did you have much impact off of this effort?
     
    Spartan_Strategy, May 20, 2007 IP